Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jeffery Gross to the Florida Building Commission

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jeffery Gross to the Florida Building Commission. Jeffery Gross Gross, of Hollywood, is a Professional Architect and President of Jeffery Gross and Associates. He is a Past President of both the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute. Gross earned his bachelor’s degree […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Maria Alba-Quesada to the Council for Early Grade Success

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maria Alba-Quesada to the Council for Early Grade Success. Maria Alba-Quesada Alba-Quesada, of Homestead, is Principal of South Point Scholars Academy. Previously, she was principal, vice principal, a 4th grade teacher and a paraprofessional at Miami Community Charter School. Alba-Quesada earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Anthony George, Susan Caron, Joe Conrado, Milo Thornton and Melissa Kindell to the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees. Anthony George George, of Stuart, is an Attorney and Partner at Fox, McCluskey, Bush and Robison. Previously, he served on the Martin County School […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Katherine Cole to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Katherine Cole to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees.   Katherine Cole Cole, of Belleair, is an Attorney and Shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson. She is a former Chair of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors […]

MEMO:Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie Meek

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Chair of County Commission, Miami-Dade County Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             December 3, 2021 RE:             […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces $12 Million to Expand Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Services for First Responders

On December 3, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced $12 million in funding to expand peer-to-peer mental health services available for first responders through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to bolster existing prevention and intervention services for first responders and their families. First Lady DeSantis made the announcement at the Tampa Firefighters Museum […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Five Judicial Appointments

On December 2, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces five judicial appointments, one to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court, and three to the Hillsborough County Court.   Michael Deen, of Winter Park, to serve as Judge on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court   Judge Michael Deen has served on […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Military Budget Proposal to Guard Florida’s Future

On December 2, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies. The Governor’s budget proposal includes: $87.5 million to expand the existing readiness center in Miramar and […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis and Junior Rangers Madison and Mason DeSantis Join DEP at Florida Caverns State Park for Continued Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

On December 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

  MARIANNA, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Junior Rangers Madison and Mason DeSantis joined Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton to plant longleaf pine seedlings as part of continued hurricane recovery efforts at Florida Caverns State Park. During Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on October 10, 2018, as a Category […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Sweeping Pay Increases for State Law Enforcement Officers, $1,000 Bonuses for First Responders and $5,000 to Support State and Local Level Recruitment Efforts

On November 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $400 million in new funding proposals to increase the salaries of Florida’s state law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and state special risk firefighters, and to provide $1,000 bonuses for first responders, including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters across the state for the […]